Fluvialce and beach gravel deposits of the Ponte Galeria Sequence.
Mammal paleontological site (the Polledrara di Cecanibbio) within the fluvial deposits of the Ponte Galeria Sequence
The Roman Basin represents one of the extensional basins, developed starting from the Late Pliocene along the central sector of Latium Tyrrhenian margin. The sediment filling this basin were transported and deposited by the Tiber river and its tributaries and were attributed to fluvial, coastal, deltaic and shelf depositional systems. Several studies suggest that stratigraphic and depositional architecture the Roman Basin is the result of the close interaction among tectonic uplift, volcanic activity, and glacio-eustatic sea-level fluctuations. The aims of this field trip will be the sedimentology and the sequence stratigraphy of these deposits and how they are organized in relation to the interaction between the three main processes mentioned above.
Rome, Ponte Galeria, Monte dell’Ara-Valle Santa, Rome
The field trip is planned as short walks and includes two stops: one in a quarry in the western suburban area of Rome, and one in a vertebrate paleontological site located NW of Rome. The participants will be carried with two minivans. In september weather conditions are good; anyway a waterproof coat/jacket is recommended as well as a bottle of water and a backpack.